Centennial star high on Vanderbilt

Emanuel Hall is in close proximity to Vanderbilt University, playing in neighboring Franklin at Centennial High School. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound explosive wide receiver is on the national radar with offers from SEC, Big 12, and ACC schools, but the Commodore staff would love to keep this Nashville-area product at home for college.

"The Vanderbilt coaches have been great," Emanuel Hall told VandyMania.com. "I believe that Coach Mason is going to keep Vandy on the great roll they've been on. When I'm on campus, it always a great experience. I have a great connection with the coaches and have gotten to know some of the payers as well. They're cool guys.

"I was offered the summer before my junior season from Coach Franklin's staff, but the wide receivers coach, Mark Lubick, re-offered me when Coach Mason took over. They definitely mentioned that they like my size. I've gained 15 pounds of muscle and have maintained speed with a 4.45 in the forty. I have excellent ball skills and I'm hard to bring down. I use my athleticism well. As a freshman I took first in state in the high jump with a 6'8 jump, so I can use my vertical to go up and make the big reception."

Hall's offers include Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Florida, and Vanderbilt. He says he's been receiving heavy interests from Alabama and Ohio State, his next two visits, and has visited both Clemson and Florida.

"I'm going to be looking for a great football program where I feel like I've made a good connection with the players and coaches," Hall stated. "We all know that football is temporary. You can't play the game forever, so I want to go somewhere that I'll walk out of with a great degree in my hand that will help me get a job after my playing career is over. I'm wide open right now. I'm waiting to see which schools are going to offer before I narrow my list of schools. Alabama really likes me. They told me they're going to be running a pro-style offense. Vanderbilt is going to run more of a pro-style as well with Coach Dorrell. I think playing in a pro-style offense would be a good choice for me, but I'm open to playing in all offenses."

The Centennial Cougar staff utilized Hall's speed having him run a lot of reverses in the 2013 season while they worked in a new quarterback. He was named first team All-District (Tennessee AAA-District 11) as a junior. Currently he's running track in the sprint events (100 and 200 meter dash) to help with his explosiveness on the football field. Hall said both his Mom and Dad are UT grads, but that won't be a factor in his college decision.

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